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Villa + Private Pool & garden; Sea & Mountain Views; Accessible & Child Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Icarus Heights, Gocek, Turquoise Coast, Lycia, Turkey - A 20 min level leisurely stroll Into The Village with marinas, shops and restaurants

‘Icarus Heights’ is a detached villa, with sea and mountain views, overlooking the fabulous Bay of Göcek. Just 25 mins from Dalaman airport through the new tunnel. Göcek is peaceful, friendly and unspoilt from mass tourism, and because it is a yachting harbour, it has all the facilities you could need, including craft, gift, jewellery, and provision shops, banks, and a Sunday market, plus a stylish range of harbour and village, bars, cafes and restaurants. The nearest town is Fethiye, which is a modern town with a historic centre, and just 30 mins drive, or every 30 minutes by dolmus from opposite the estate (5.5TL on the Turkish bus).

The detached villa has its own pool and garden, it is exceptionally well appointed, attractively furnished, and all rooms are air conditioned, with WiFi available. It sleeps 7 people, and has unique disabled facilities suitable for wheelchair users.

The bedrooms are over two floors.

The lower floor has one double room with en suite shower, one double or twin room with adjacent bath/shower room (with disabled facilities,) and one single bedroom with the same bathroom opposite.

The upper floor has one twin bedded room (can be made double) with level floor shower room opposite (disabled friendly).

There is a spacious lounge with 2 large sofas (one of which is a double sofa bed) a small dining table with stools and a fully equipped kitchen, and shaded dining terrace. There is Wi Fi, TV, Bluetooth speaker, CD, DVD and docking station available.

The villa is non-smoking.

Linen, bathroom and beach towels are provided.

We also provide basic grocery requirements, and a helpful Turkish (English speaking) representative to start your holiday.

More Details

Gill Knight
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Turkish
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2017

About Gill Knight

Hello, to you all, our villa Icarus Heights, is owned by Gill Ronnie and Andy. The family fell in love with the Turquoise coast 25 years ago and have the distinction within our family of being the first British couple to marry in nearby Kalkan, which was no mean feat in 1993!

Further regular visits discovered that other parts of the southwest coast of Turkey and in particular Gocek was even more beautiful. Our villa's name was inspired by local legends of the Göcek region.

We are now able to quietly share these delights with those who appreciate a beautiful, homely villa set in breath taking surroundings that is just a stones throw away from a quaint picturesque Turkish village, leading to mouth watering quayside restaurants and shops set in the backdrop of a spectacular marina.

Gill Knight purchased this villa in 2006

Why Gill Knight chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

We bought our villa in 2006 after falling in love with the view of the bay, and the panorama of mountain and forest. We find it an ideal place to be, just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport through the tunnel, but shielded by the mountains from the sight and sound of aircraft. The villa is a 20-minute leisurely and level stroll into the heart of the harbour village of Göcek, which we find has most of the day to day essentials that you need on offer, plus a dollop of shops designed for retail therapy should you so choose. Whilst being within easy reach of a fabulous coast of hidden beaches, islands, forests, lakes, mountains, and rivers, enabling you to explore the culture and history of the area. Göcek as you sit on our terrace is a unique place to be, with all it’s natural beauty around you.

What makes this villa unique

We have made a conscious effort to furnish our villa as a family home rather than just a rental villa and all of the disabled facilities were planned and regularly used by co owner Andy who is an architect. We hope that we have added those missing comforts that we too, would expect when on holiday. For us, one of the definite pluses is that Göcek is only 20 km from the airport, the flight time from the UK being less than four hours. So within half an hour of arrival you will find yourself in beautiful surroundings, and you could be enjoying breathtaking views, glorious weather, and a swim in the pool, all in this tranquil corner of the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Over the years we have made many friends in Göcek, including our friendly representative Mehmet, and his helpful family, who will ensure your comfort and welcome. We hope to see you at Icarus Heights and thank you for viewing here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Icarus Heights. Great villa in a lovely location - and so nice not to worry about the

weather!” – M and S.

“We had a very relaxing time in your villa, which was very well appointed and had everything we needed. Mehmet was extremely helpful, even with the distraction of their baby arriving while we were there, and all his recommendations were great.” – N, I, and J.
Jan 2009
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Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Dalaman Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Lykia Hotel 0.3km; Gocek Bars and Cafes within 1km
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Kilometres
Gocek harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Natural, garden settting, and raised seating areas
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Port Gocek (pay fee) 1km; Inlice Beach (free) 5km


There is a small private beach at Port Göcek, this being a further 5-minute walk, south of the harbour, and for a daily fee, available to day visitors, includes sun loungers and towels. The nearest public beach is a 10-minute drive; taxis or dolmus (Turkish minibus) ride away. Within 30 minutes drive there are at least 4 further and excellent beaches, with café/bar, changing and toilet facilities: Inlice Beach (5km), Günlüklü Bay (12km), Katranci Bay (15km) & Sarigerme (Turtle) Beach (25km).


Göcek is just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport through the new tunnel. Taxis are readily available or transfers can be arranged. Fethiye is a 25 minute drive, a modern town with a historic centre, a city in ancient Lycia, which can also be reached by local bus, dolmus or ferry. A car is recommend to explore further afield the cultural and historical sites of Lycia. Details of car hire can be provided. From the lodge gate, the stroll into Göcek is level, and takes about 15 mins walking, or 5 mins by car, taxi or dolmus.


Telmessos: (Ancient Fethiye): A prominent city and centre of an Oracle; and Amyntas's Tomb: 4th Century Lycian rock tombs. Caunos: (Dalyan) a Lycian city on the river, with beautiful rock tombs, & the famous Turtle beach. (30km). Oludeniz:(Dead Sea) The most photographed beach on the coast, with a lagoon surrounded by pine trees and mountains (40km). Kayakoy: Crafts centre, & a former Greek town (of ghosts!), (35km). Saklikent: A natural canyon with walkway, waterfalls, & leaping trout (70km).

Further Details:

Göcek is a pretty and upmarket yachting harbour village, located on the southwest Turquoise Coast of Turkey, in a small valley amongst the spectacular Taurus Mountains. It is a beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt harbour between Fethiye and Dalyan. Göcek is very popular with yachting visitors because of the large marina and myriad of small islands around the almost circular bay with its natural harbour. There is an array of stylish quayside restaurants and laid-back bars. You will find a fantastic choice of fresh fish, meat and vegetables, a Sunday market, and a very hospitable atmosphere. You will be spoilt for choice of where to dine as you walk along the main streets, and landscaped waterfront promenade in the evening. There are also many interesting fashion, craft, and jewellery shops, and other stalls. Many of the boats, yachts and gulets (traditional Turkish boat), in the harbour provide trips to secluded local and island beaches, day trips for swimming, site seeing, barbecues, and longer boat trips for the adventurous. The 12-island tour of the bay of Fethiye is a highlight, and a trip not to be missed. All levels, and types of boats are available for hire or charter. It is a paradise for sailors and water sports enthusiasts, or alternatively for those who just like to stroll, explore and watch the world go by. Göcek is a paradise for sea lovers who can enjoy a wide choice of water-sports locally, including sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. White water rafting is also available close by. Nature lovers can enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking, jeep safaris and horse riding. Soak up the scenery of turquoise sea set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and fragrant pine and incense forests. This is just the holiday for you, if you yearn for a relaxing, peaceful, chill-out, sun drenched holiday, enjoy!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Göcek in Mugla

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Early arrival /late check out by prior agreement only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Shower area is level floor access with shower curtains
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This has a fixed enclosure and is en suite to bedroom 1
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a level floor access wet room with shower curtains
  • Bedroom 2 & 3 are served by the main bathroom: bath (hand shower), wc (faucet), basin, shower and seat, disabled friendly. Bedroom 1 en-suite: shower cabinet, wc (faucet) and basin. Bedroom 4 on upper level has a wet-room/cloakroom: shower, wc (faucet) & basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or makes very large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds (can be pushed together to make double bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Lower Level Bedroom 1 Pool view, Queen bed with en suite shower room . Bedroom 2, Pool view, King bed or twin. Access to main bathroom and exterior door Bedroom 3, single bed, access to main bathroom. Upper Level Bedroom 4, Garden view, twin beds, access to wet room. Living Room. Double sofa bed with access to wet room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Rental terms and conditions will be supplied at the time of booking. The operation of the community facilities, tennis courts, play area, and additional swimming pools are outside the control of the owners, but guests will have full use of these facilities when in operation. Guests are advised to use caution regarding the use of: pools and areas surrounding pools, estate roads, car-parking areas, stairs, and balconies. Also, the floors in and around the villa consist of ceramic and marble tiles, which may be slippery when wet. Quality plastic tableware and glasses are provided for use around pool areas for the safety of our guests. Children should be supervised as appropriate. Gates are present at the top of internal stairs and terrace steps. An off site cafeteria, at the Total petrol station opposite the site entrance is now available for simple breakfasts and meals. Outside: The villa is provided with 6 sun loungers, tables, sun umbrellas, and portable barbecue with tools. Please note that there is no shallow end to the villa’s pool. We request that the plastic tableware, glasses and jugs provided, are used around the pool, to prevent broken glass becoming a hazard to our guests. Beach/pool towels, flippers, snorkels and tennis rackets are provided. Poolside shower. Utility Room: Utility space, under the stairs on the lower level, with washing machine, iron, ironing board, and cleaning equipment. Utilities and all linens are included. The villa is thoroughly cleaned before arrival, additional cleaning available upon request (charged at cost). The pool is serviced every other day, and the garden watered, tidied and outside bins emptied daily. Other: All rooms are air-conditioned. There is a TV, I pod dock, DVD/CD, Bluetooth speaker + selection of DVDs/CDs. Wi Fi available, Guide books, Hairdryers, Straighteners, Sewing box, Safe, Smoke & Carbon monoxide detectors. The site is staffed 24 hrs, Cot available on request.


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average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

We had a great holiday. Lovely small town.

  • 4 of 5

The villa is excellent with a great private pool. Great balcony with pleasant views.

Some steep slopes but fine for most people.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peacefull holiday with the family

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank to Ms. Gill Knight for giving us the possiblity to have a lovely 1 week holiday in their villa in Gocek. The place of the Villa is perfect, not very close to the center, but it's quite and peacefull in a nice pool, garden covered with begonvilles. ,If you've a car, it's close to various bays around. We stayed with the full family in comfort. Thanks to Mr. Mehmet for his assistance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and to have accommodated your family. You would be most welcome as returning guests in the future A car certainly helps when discovering hidden little bays but Gicek is also very fortunate to have a very cheap and frequent dolmas ( Turkish mini bus) service which is another great way for getting around X
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Happy holiday!!!

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant villa indeed - it was home to home and has all the necessary comforts. We have lived in a few villas in the area and Icarus Heights has been amazing for patio life - the views are exceedingly stunning. We enjoyed many patio breakfasts and lunches and we're quite sad on our last day to leave such beautiful surroundings. A bonus for us was the large shared pool at the complex in addition to the small pool at the villa - we ventured out to it when we wanted to somewhat socialise or have a workout swim. A definitely recommended home for a holiday!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Icarus Heights July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Having just come back from a two week stay, I felt compelled to let anyone who was thinking of going to stay at this property, just how lovely it is. Initially, I would mention that villa was absolutely ideal and very private. Whilst there were just the two of us, we had a lot more space than we needed and the rooms were all furnished to a high standard. Also, there was everything to hand that you could possibly need. This of course adds up to a very pleasant and easy holiday.

The pool area is just so close and it was not very far to get back in the shade under the covered terrace when the Turkish sun got too hot.

Gocek is a lovely area and many lovely boats moored in the harbour and lots of restaurants to enjoy. We did go out on a boat trip which was such a great day, and also very inexpensive; fantastic value.

We also ventured to Fethiye on the local bus and this was another enjoyable trip, only 10tl return each person. It is lovely down by the harbour.

Finally, all airport transfers were arranged locally by the property manager at a very reasonable cost. He was there and very easy to contact if ever the need arose and was extremely helpful.

In summary, and speaking from my view, we had a great holiday and thank you Gill.

Margaret & Tony B (8-7-2016 to 22-7-2016)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review for our villa We continue to try very hard to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and relaxing stay with everything to hand that they need and enjoy all that Gocek has to offer And I think that this is why so many of our guests return again! You will most certainly be very welcome again in the future
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent one beautiful week in Goçek . The village is lovely and the people welcoming and helpful.

The villa has a wonderful view we enjoyed the breakfast every day on the terrace . It is very well maintained and well furnished.

We enjoyed swimming in the pool . Kids were delighted and happy.

The location of the village is ideal. We went to Fethie several times and to Marmaris once.

Mehmet is a very nice guy , he helped us and gave us many ideas regarding our vacation.

I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to spent a quite and relaxing vacation. And sure I would like to come back and spend more than one week in this lovely villa and beautiful village.

Big thanks to Mrs Gill who offered us this opportunity .

Antabli Family .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write your review. We really appreciate your comments. We were delighted to be able to accommodate your family and it is so good to know that you all had a wonderful and relaxing time . We very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gill Knight
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Lovely Villa, private, good view & location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this Villa for two weeks in August. The Villa is not overlooked unlike some on the Terrace Life Complex, it has a nice view of Gocek, and one of the large communal pools is about 30 seconds walk, below the Villa. The Villa is clean, the showers are very powerful, the beds are comfortable (which is a nice change), the kitchen is well equipped although to be honest besides, breakfast and lunch we didn't really eat in as it is so cheap to eat out. The private pool, was bigger than I expected and is more than a plunge pool. My husband could always find one of the communal pools empty so he could do his lengths. The complex was not busy as I assume a lot of the Villas/Apptmts are privately owned. Gocek, is a very pretty little town, with plenty of restaurants to choose from and most are very reasonable prices. It takes about 20 minutes to walk, and is an easy walk, there is parking to be had around the town near the supermarkets as well. Mehmet who looks after the Villa, was extremely helpful, (fixed an air conditioning unit on the same day) and sorted a boat trip out for us, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Gocek is a good base, Dalyan is worth a visit and the ghost town Koya Koy is very interesting. Had a great holiday and would recommend this Villa and Location.

Negative: The road can be heard when outside, but very quiet at night. If it was my villa, I would have a little round table in the kitchen area, as my daughter had to eat on the settee, with the bowl on the coffee table (when she was up before us), but not really a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and delightful review. Your feedback in connection with the suggestion of a little table was particularly helpful to us and we will certainly look into obtaining something for optional guest use, so thank you for that ! We would love to welcome you all back as future guests (and then you could make good use of it!) Best wishes Gill Knight
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Göcek, Turkey

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A booking is confirmed once the Owners are in receipt of the completed booking form, and a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance, plus a £100 refundable security deposit, must be received by the owners 8 weeks before departure. A booking form and rental terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking. Our representative can arrange car hire, trips and transfers, please ask when making your booking.

Changeover Day:
The owners will endeavour to be as flexible as possible regarding the rental arrival and exit times. To ensure that guests have as much scope as possible regarding their chosen flight times. Therefore arrival and exit times will be agreed with each party.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 4-7 people, 8th and 9th persons £35 pp per week. 1-3 people will be reduced by 10% (March - October only). Prices for the property are per week in UK Pounds. Extra days will be pro-rata. Short stays to be agreed.
Our price includes, utilities, linen, towels, and key arrangements with our Turkish representatives, meeting and greeting, arrival preparation, emergency contact, starter provisions and information pack.

Transfers, trips, and car hire can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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